Super Widget

a game by Atlus

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Platformer

Now appearing on your SNES, straight from his hit cartoon show, the purple, shape-changing powerhouse with the puny neck -- Widget! Power up your cartoon pal to punch through more than 11 unique levels of action and adventure.

Pop Super Widget into your SNES and prepare for lotsa laughs. This action/adventure game's unusual scenes and funny animation will keep a smile on your face. You begin as Widget the Apprentice World Watcher. Your goal is to earn enough experience points to graduate to full World Watcher status. To earn your points, you take on various missions, where you rescue friends and planets in danger and battle many bogus bosses.

The Spice of Life

Variety is the name of Widget's game. You're assigned 11 missions on bizarre worlds, like The Planet of Seven Colors, Agua, and Wonderland. You travel over land and sea, under water, across the moon, and through volcanic caverns.

ProTip: Grab the "I" power-up to get a few moments as an invincible Widget. Fly up and left to find hidden stashes of Widget Coins.

You'll find even more spicy variety in the game's layout. Some of the levels are side- scrolling, while others are multi-scrolling. Some levels have several areas, while others are just one large map. Bonus levels are also scattered throughout the game. Plus, when you complete all 11 levels and become a full World Watcher, you're treated to six more challenges featuring your boss buddies from planets past.

The two-button controls smoothly accomplish Widget's simple jump-and-fire moves. No fancy combos, no big guns, just Widget and his wonderful aliases. Power-ups along the way give Widget 11 cool personalities, each with its own skills to help him successfully complete his assigned missions.

  • To find a blue globe and a secret room in Wonderland, run all the way to the right, then go up.
  • To find a blue globe and a stash of Widget coins, run left patter your leap of faith in Vegiland.
  • Defeat the Moon's flying saucer creature with the Fast Widget's Jump Attack.

Super Widget keeps beginners moving through the early levels with just enough frustration to make it interesting. You only get three continues, but enough life-buying Widget Coins are scattered throughout to keep you in the game. However, the levels do get harder. There are enough challenging levels, areas, bosses, and bonus rooms to keep even advanced gamers satisfied for a long while. Unfortunately, Widget doesn't have a life bar, so you'll die often and die suddenly.

SCUBA-Do!

In this game, you're rewarded for watching closely. Cool graphic details -- from Mega- Widget's little SCUBA mask to Spider Widget's grumpy expression -- make this game a blast. Funny animations, colorful images, smoothly scrolling backgrounds, and unique scenery pop this game to the top of the action/adventure heap. Watch out, 'cuz Widget really wails!

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  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: July
  • Levels: 16
  • Theme: Action

The Purple Punisher!

Widget is back in business with his very own 16-Bit game. Fight your way through a colorful world of hazards and fun. Some levels even use Mode 7 to highlight the game with radical special effects. Super Widget is based on a popular cartoon. With that in mind, the game's graphics reflect the zaniness of the show.

You are Widget, a polymorphing alien who is set on becoming an interplanetary watcher. To do that, you must explore many lands and fight even stranger aliens. The worlds you explore are filled with danger, and the enemies are plentiful. With a variety of playing fields, Widget will be one grand adventure. Will Widget be able to have his dream come true? It's up to you to decide!

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